And Then There Were Two: A Pair of Front Runners Emerge in the Race to Be the DCU’s Supergirl

Before James Gunn gets to work on the first film of the all-new, all-different DCU, he has at least one more major decision to make about the cast of Superman: Legacy…and now it sounds like that he’s one step closer to making it.

According to THR’s Borys Kit, Gunn and DC Studios co-chair Peter Safran have narrowed the field of actresses up for the role of Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, down to two: Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly.

Alcock and Donnelly were first linked to the role in early January 2024 when it was reported that they, along with Emilia Jones would be screen testing for the role of Supergirl. Kit’s report indicated that Jones, along with Cailee Spaeny, have been eliminated from contention for the role and that it seems as though Gunn and Safran will be choosing either Alcock or Donnelly relatively soon.

The plan, according to Kit, is for Supergirl to appear in 2025’s Superman: Legacy, setting the stage for the as-yet-undated Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow film. That film, based on author Tom King’s acclaimed comic book run, is being written by Ana Nogueira and was one of the first projects announced as part of the DCU’s Chapter One-Gods and Monsters arc.

Source: THR

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